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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 18 24 $26,585 $28,530
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $28,250 $30,320
FWD 4-Door SV 18 24 $29,458 $31,620
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,946 $33,220
FWD 4-Door SL 18 24 $33,048 $35,480
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,536 $37,080
FWD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,364 $37,970
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,852 $39,570
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,430 $34,520
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,585
$32,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,530
$34,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$575 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2014 Nissan Murano is stylish and refined, but lacks some of the space and efficiency found in competitors. The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 42
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 103.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 183.5
Height, Overall (in) 67 66.1
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 31.6 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.6 26.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 29.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64 61.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 12
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 38.9
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR18 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65TR18 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3841 3717
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 550
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 4400 251 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6000 273 @ 6200
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - 0.44 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 4.25
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77 2.27
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.06
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.56
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.48
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.09
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Nissan Murano Acura RDX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0 8.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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